Re: How many times should a 7 week old eat in 24 hours?
My lo would never nurse more than 7-8 times a day as a newborn and after 3-4 weeks of age was only nursing 6-7 times per 24 hrs. I always worried but she was gaining like crazy, 10 or more oz a week so it must have just been her style. She would refuse if I offered more frequently or was too sleepy to take it. Everyone says that 8 is the minimum and maybe it is for some but all babies are different. My lo stayed in the 97th percentile for weight till 15 mths, exclusively bf till 8 mths and self-weaned at 27 mths so there was never a long term problem. If you are worried, buy a scale or take her to the ped more often for weight checks. Kellymom.com has lots of info on how much weight gain per week.
Mom to Abigail, born May 3rd, 2007 (self-weaned at 27 mths) and Charlotte, born Nov. 24th, 2009. Both reflux babies and EBF. Charlotte weighs 31 lbs at 26 mths.